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American Idol's 'Chikezie Smashed It!'

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Chikeze Eze, who previously auditioned for American Idol with no success and barely got into this year's contest has turned the judges' opinions of him from just "interesting" to a star after last night's stunning performance at The Beatles themed Final 12 show.

The Inglewood native and current El Camino College student performed "She's A Woman" last night with raving reviews from the all three judges. "I'm really surprised I actually agree with these two," Simon said. "I thought you were terrific." Randy was so excited, he screamed "Chikeze Smashed It!"

Brooke White, a Los Angeles transplant from Mesa, AZ also impressed judges as well as Carly Smithson, a San Diegan originally from Ireland. Also, keep an eye for David Cook from Missouri who rocked the hell out of "Eleanor Rigby."

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Videos of Chikezie and others from last night below. Results from last night's show will be announced on FOX during the program at 9:00 p.m. PST.

Chikezie from Last Night's Top 12 Performance -- "She's A Woman":

Chikezie in February:

Chikezie's Audition Video

Brooke White's Top 12 Performance -- "Let It Be"

Carly Smithson's Top 12 Performance -- "Come Together"

David Cook performs Eleanor Rigby

Headshot image of Chikezie

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